effortless

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adjective ef·fort·less \ˈe-fərt-ləs\

Definition of effortless

  1. :  showing or requiring little or no effort effortless power

effortlessly

adverb

effortlessness

noun

Examples of effortless in a Sentence

  1. She walked with effortless grace.

  2. His writing is known for its seemingly effortless style.

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1801

First Known Use of effortless

1801

Synonym Discussion of effortless

easy, facile, simple, light, effortless, smooth mean not demanding effort or involving difficulty. easy is applicable either to persons or things imposing tasks or to activity required by such tasks. an easy college course facile often adds to easy the connotation of undue haste or shallowness. facile answers to complex questions simple stresses ease in understanding or dealing with because complication is absent. a simple problem in arithmetic light stresses freedom from what is burdensome. a light teaching load effortless stresses the appearance of ease and usually implies the prior attainment of artistry or expertness. moving with effortless grace smooth stresses the absence or removal of all difficulties, hardships, or obstacles. a smooth ride

EFFORTLESS Defined for English Language Learners

effortless

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Definition of effortless for English Language Learners

  • : showing or needing little or no effort : appearing very easy


EFFORTLESS Defined for Kids

effortless

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adjective ef·fort·less \ˈe-fərt-ləs\

Definition of effortless for Students

  1. :  showing or needing little or no effort She made an effortless catch.

effortlessly

adverb danced effortlessly


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